15 U.S. Airports Where Moms Get to Nurse and Pump in Private | Working Mother

15 U.S. Airports Where Moms Get to Nurse and Pump in Private

These airports offer mother's rooms, nursing rooms or lactation pods.

Traveling through an airport as a new mom can be super-stressful. How will you deal when you're in line at baggage check-in and your baby decides to start crying hysterically? Where are you going to find an outlet to pump? Is there any place in this crowded airport where you can get some privacy to nurse your little one?

Many airports don't bother to provide amenities that could make traveling as a new mom easier—save for a changing table or the women's restroom—which is why these 15 airports stand out so much. Whether we're traveling with our babies or traveling for work, these airports across the United States make breastfeeding and pumping a bit easier by providing convenient mother's rooms, lactation pods and nursing rooms so we can nurse and pump in private and in peace.


Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Its Mother's Rooms, opened in January 2016, are located in the main terminal and passenger concourse and have a sink, chair, footrest and table.

Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Moms have multiple options when it comes to finding a place to breastfeed here. Their four nursing rooms, each equipped with electrical outlets, are found at gates 17, 21, 24 and 26.


Bradley International Airport (BDL)

This airport's Mother's Nursing Room opened in January 2016 and features comfortable seating, a sink, power outlet and fold-down changing table. Find it located next to the CNBC store.


Orlando International Airport (MCO)

This airport's nursing rooms, which include a chair and sink, are by gates 70-99.

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)

Since February 2016, this airport has offered a portable lactation suite. Currently, it has two, both of which are from Mamava. In these lockable nursing pods, moms have access to AC and USB power outlets, a fold-down table, two benches and a collapsible table.


Boise Airport (BOI)

In September 2015 this airport installed their Mamava nursing pod, which is near the family bathroom.


Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

Nursing moms can expect comfortable seating, a sink and wash area and a wall-mounted TV at this airport's Mother's Room, which opened in September 2014. It's located in Concourse C, on the mezzanine level of the Rotunda Area next to the Yoga Room.


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

This airport has three Mother's Rooms in total, which are located near gate B8, C5 and between D3 and D5. Rooms are equipped with comfortable seating, an end table, changing table and electrical outlets.


Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

This airport offers three private lactation centers with a deep sink, electrical outlets, soft lighting, artwork and comfortable seating. There are two at Terminal 1-Lindbergh: one near gate F2 and one near gate C13. The third is located at Terminal 2-Humphrey between gates H10 and H11. An additional private lactation room is located above the lactation room on Concourse C but doesn't have a sink. There's also a semi-private room for nursing mothers located near the entrance to Concourse E that has a changing table, sink, mirrors, couch and a rocking chair.

Minneapolis St. Paul Nursing Lactation Room

The nursing room at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Courtesy of Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

New York

Buffalo-Niagara International Airport (BUF)

Opened in November 2015, this airport's nursing lounge, located near gate 14, includes a comfortable leather chair, a sink with running water, power outlets and a table.

North Carolina

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

Since November 2015, this airport has offered a Mother's Room that features two private nursing stalls divided by privacy curtains. In each stall, moms can sit on a cushioned rocking chair or use power outlets. There's also a cushioned bench, diaper changing station, sink area and multiple power outlets. The room is located on the upper level of the Atrium across from the Airport Chapel.


Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Starting in July 2015, this airport has had a lactation room that offers a sink, changing table, chair, outlets and space for a stroller. It's located past security, near the A/B concourse food court.


Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA)

This airport has had a 4-foot-by-8-foot Mamava suite since May 2016. It's located across from gate 7.


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

In January 2017, this airport unveiled two new Mamava lactation pods, located on the north and south ends of the airport. The airport also has a Mother's Room, furnished with several rocking chairs, foot stools, tables and outlets, inside the kids' playroom.


General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee (MKE)

Since March 2015, this airport has had three Mamava suites for nursing moms, two of which can be accessed post security on concourses C and D, and one available before security.


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